Peaked Cape-moth
S4: dorsal
Ellura
Peaked Cape-moth
S6: dorsal
 
    
Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)
This Photo:     S5: dorsal
Similar Species: Ribbon Cape-moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~25mm.
Very similar to Ribbon Cape-moth (both the forewing lines & DNA on Bold). These also have a crest which isn't normal for Amelora.
It's possible these are just pale Ribbon Cape-moths, but they do seem to have a discal spot; hence our presumption they are different.
We have found 6 specimens, all males, between mid May & early June.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Jun-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.